By Wes Woolf | The Brunswick Times | March 10, 2018
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Friday morning accusing Glynn County, Sheriff Neal Jump, Magistrate Judge Alex Atwood and attorney Reid Zeh for the parts they play in what the group alleges is “an unconstitutional cash bail system that discriminates against people who are financially strapped.”
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“We have just learned that a court has ordered our clients’ release, though we still await news of actual release from our clients,” Young said in a statement. “And we will continue to push forward with this class action. Every single day, Glynn County throws people like Ms. Mock into jail simply because they cannot afford the predetermined cash bail required.
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James Yancey is representing the plaintiffs in U.S. District Court in Brunswick, along with Young, Kosha Tucker, Andrea Woods, Twyla Carter and Brandon Buskey. Yancey filed the class certification motion Friday, along with a temporary restraining order motion and motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of similarly situated detained defendants who face only misdemeanor charges and cannot afford to bond out.
U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood set a hearing for March 15 at 9:30 a.m. for the TRO and injunction motions.